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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. construct, build, or erect;
- Example: "Raise a barn"
[syn: raise, erect, rear, set up, put up]

2. cause to rise up;
[syn: rear, erect]


1. upright in position or posture;
- Example: "an erect stature"
- Example: "erect flower stalks"
- Example: "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"
- Example: "a column still vertical amid the ruins"
- Example: "he sat bolt upright"
[syn: erect, vertical, upright]

2. of sexual organs; stiff and rigid;
[syn: tumid, erect]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Erect \E*rect"\, a. [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.] 1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. [1913 Webster] Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect -- a column of ruins. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster] 2. Directed upward; raised; uplifted. [1913 Webster] His piercing eyes, erect, appear to view Superior worlds, and look all nature through. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed. [1913 Webster] But who is he, by years Bowed, but erect in heart? --Keble. [1913 Webster] 4. Watchful; alert. [1913 Webster] Vigilant and erect attention of mind. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 5. (Bot.) Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached. [1913 Webster] 6. (Her.) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Erect \E*rect"\, v. i. To rise upright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By wet, stalks do erect. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Erect \E*rect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Erected; p. pr. & vb. n. Erecting.] 1. To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine. [1913 Webster] 3. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify. [1913 Webster] That didst his state above his hopes erect. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To animate; to encourage; to cheer. [1913 Webster] It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance. --Barrow. [1913 Webster] 5. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like. "To erect conclusions." --Sir T. Browne. "Malebranche erects this proposition." --Locke. [1913 Webster] 6. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute. "To erect a new commonwealth." --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Erecting shop (Mach.), a place where large machines, as engines, are put together and adjusted. Syn: To set up; raise; elevate; construct; build; institute; establish; found. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

erect adj 1: upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright" [syn: erect, vertical, upright] [ant: unerect] 2: of sexual organs; stiff and rigid [syn: tumid, erect] v 1: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: raise, erect, rear, set up, put up] [ant: dismantle, level, pull down, rase, raze, take down, tear down] 2: cause to rise up [syn: rear, erect]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

196 Moby Thesaurus words for "erect": Christian, aggrandize, assemble, blameless, bolt upright, boost, build, buoy up, cast, cast up, clean, compose, compound, concoct, construct, create, creditable, decent, devise, dignify, distinguish, downright, elaborate, elevate, elevated, ennoble, erectile, escalate, establish, estimable, ethical, evolve, exalted, extrude, fabricate, fair, fashion, forge, form, formulate, found, frame, fudge together, full of integrity, get up, glorify, good, heave, heft, heighten, heist, high, high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, honest, honor, honorable, house-proud, immaculate, independent, indite, institute, inviolate, irreproachable, jerk up, just, knock up, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, levitate, lift, lift up, lifted, lob, loft, lofty, magnify, make, make up, manly, manufacture, mature, mold, moral, noble, on stilts, organize, patch together, perk up, perpendicular, piece together, pitch, plumb, prefabricate, prepare, prideful, principled, produce, proud, proud as Lucifer, proud-blooded, proud-looking, proud-minded, proud-spirited, proudful, proudhearted, pure, purse-proud, put together, put up, raise, raise aloft, raise up, raised, rampant, rear, rear aloft, rear up, rearing, remove, reputable, respectable, right, right-minded, righteous, rise, run up, self-confident, self-esteeming, self-reliant, self-respecting, self-sufficient, set up, shape, sky, spotless, stainless, stand upright, stand-up, standing, standing up, sterling, stick up, stiff-necked, stilted, straight, straight-up, sublime, throw up, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, unimpeachable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untarnished, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upended, upflung, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, uplifted, upraise, upraised, uprear, upreared, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, upthrow, upthrown, vertical, virtuous, whomp up, worthy, write, yeomanly